Student Composition Recitals – April 1st

The Student Composition Recitals will take place in BITO Conservatory Performance Space (CPS) during the regularly scheduled Musicianship Classes on Saturday, April 1st (please note – Katie’s 9am and 10am classes will participate in the 11:15am recital).  Students should plan on attending their regularly scheduled Musicianship class at the regular time.   The teachers will escort the students to BITO Performance Space at their scheduled Recital time.   ALL PARENTS AND FAMILIES ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

11:15 am Composition Recital – Bito CPS
   Performers will be:
     Katherine Balch’s  9am Class
     Katherine Balch’s 10am Class
     Katherine Balch’s 11am Class
     Private Composition Students of Katherine Balch
12:30 pm Composition Recital – Bito CPS
     Katherine Balch’s 12pm Class
     David Temple’s 12:30pm Class
     Private Composition Students of David Temple
2:30 pm Composition Recital
     David Temple’s 2pm Class
     Katherine Balch’s 2:15pm Class

Bake Sale!

Let’s Keep Up the Great Work!

We are still in need of some extra table help so please sign up here to Help or Bake:   BAKE SALE PAGE

Or send us an email at and we will get you signed up!

March 11 – $490!

March 4 – $494

February 25 – $437

February 18 – $486

February 11 – $396

February 4 – $480

January 28 – $430

Spring Total:  $3,213

Faculty Notes and Performances – Helena’s Recital in Cold Spring, Irina Summer Teaching

Helena Baillie – Prep Violin Faculty

Recital with Martina Baillie, piano at the Chapel Restoration in Cold Spring.  Sunday, April 23rd.  For more information:  Chapel Restoration

Irina Nuzova – Prep Piano Faculty

Irina will be teaching at the Summit Music Festival this summer.  For more information: – July 29th- August 13th


Bard Prep Informational Links – Prep Faculty Video links, PRACTICE BUDDIES! Classics on Hudson, Catskill Jazz Factory, Music for Food

Here are some important links.  See below for information on Practice Buddies (Bard Conservatory Students that are available to assist with student practicing) and for information about Catskill Jazz Factory, Classics on Hudson, and Music for Food;  3 great concert series that we recommend for our families.





BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION!  Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.

To make a donation to support the Bard Preparatory Division please click here:


Book Sale Fundraiser – Grand Total Is……

A Big Thanks to everyone that donated books, time, and muscle (those books are heavy) to the Bard Prep Book Sale Fundraiser.  It was fun to browse all the great books and it was a successful fundraiser benefiting the Bard Prep Scholarship Fund.

So, without further ado –

The Book Sale Total – $284.75! 

Thank You!